Service Planning

Service Planning: Best Brains, Best Storms
By Eric Bramlett · April 20, 2018 • Once you have made your decisions, devise a system for explaining, sharing the vision and communicating the moments to the entire staff team. Avoid using email exclusively for such communication.

Service Planning: Connecting the Birth and Resurrection
By Michael Edgar Myers · February 28, 2018 • By listening to critics with grace, we allowed musicians and congregants to rethink some positions, thus fostering healthier relationships.

Service Planning: Jesus Was Born to Die! April Fool!
By Michael Edgar Myers · February 23, 2018 • Author’s Confession: This is a dangerous article. A weird, out-of-the-box piece that might have you ask, "What’s he on?"

Service Planning: Look to the Ancient Church for Inspiration, Direction
By David Erlandson · January 25, 2018 • By looking at the rest of the church calendar, we have an opportunity to extend that creativity to other weeks beyond Easter and Christmas.

Service Planning: Avoiding the Chaos of Last-Minute Service Changes
By Todd Heft · January 5, 2018 • As a technical leader, you need to be able to say "no" on a Sunday morning. While it is never a comfortable position, changes to service should not be done last minute (with a couple of exceptions).

Service Planning: Sermonized Announcements
By Michael Edgar Myers · December 21, 2017 • Even the most Oscar-worthy announcement risks a thumbs down response, no matter how well it’s done. In some circles, the idea of movie announcements in church is as sinful as the organ, drums and guitars have been (or even still are?).

Service Planning Tools That Fit Within Your Church’s Budget
By Kirk Denson · December 6, 2017 • The resources available today have dramatically advanced just about every aspect of worship service planning in recent years.

Communicating the Gospel: Look for Moments to Educate
By Michael Edgar Myers · August 18, 2017 • It is essential to not give the impression that music and worship are synonymous. Music is an element. It’s equally essential for musical and technical presenters to work as partners.

Communicating the Gospel: Philip and the Ethiopian Go To Church
By Michael Edgar Myers · August 17, 2017 • Whatever the environment – big or small; urban, suburban; multi-cultural – in addition to solid gospel preaching, the order of service in each of these must encompass four basic elements.

Service Planning: 8 Practices of Synchronizing Sundays
By Michael Edgar Myers · July 14, 2017 • We must confess an occasional ache for the simplicity of an acoustically perfect preaching arena as Jesus had for His Sermon on the Mount.

Values and Plumblines: Keys to Creating a Healthy Culture
By Dennis Choy · May 1, 2017 • When dealing with mistakes during a worship service, a key is to avoid doing the same mistake repeatedly, and learning from them.

Service Planning: What are Your Favorite Tools for Syncing Sunday?
By Michael Edgar Myers · March 27, 2017 • When we come together for a Service of Worship, we come as one body, and I think the body is better served when the various parts are involved and aware of the direction.

Planning Worship Like Ron Howard
By Greg Stovell · March 20, 2017 • On our planning desk at First Presbyterian in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we will have one single Sunday worship theme, surrounded by many Post-It Notes, including a collection of 20 possible praise songs.

Service Planning: Three Truths Behind Crafting A Weekend
By Micah Ogle · March 20, 2017 • Each and every week, planning for a Sunday requires meeting deadlines, working through checklists, while not forgetting that God has entrusted us to handle holy things.

Service Planning: Plan and Do Your Work for Him
By Kevin Penrod · March 16, 2017 • At meetings, recognize that you should try to be graceful and just do the best job you know how to do.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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